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Placenta Previa Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section. ...Read more
No: It may increase the risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Up: Generally up because of the significant vascular response, vascular dilation and the heart trying to compensate, there is a 50% mortality and those who do not die are in the ICU because they almost died, it's horrible. If you are considering that you have this problem currently, well, you wouldn't be able to write this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blood steam. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat - and can be fatal. Fortunately it is quite rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: This a rare but very serious problem. It can occur when amniotic fluid gets into the blood stream and sets up a reaction that can b e life threatening., . ...Read more
After surviving amniotic fluid embolism, what are my chances of having seizures ever again in the future?
Scared of amniotic fluid embolism am to go into labor any day. I feel like its going to happen, drs keep saying its rare...but it still happens.
No: In fact, a c section may increase the risk of such an event. ...Read more
What is the clinical difference between hypovolemic shock and amniotic fluid embolism during c section?
Similar but differen: Hypovolemic shock is blood and fluid loss usually from bleeding causing severe low BP and cardiac arrest from loss of perfusion. Amniotic fluid embolism leads to low BP from allergic vasodilation and then bleeding from dic (disseminated intravascular coagulation) which results in hypovolemic shock and cardiac arrest. The mechanisms are similar but different. ...Read more
Clinical and DIC: Amniotic fluid embolism, depending on the amount of fluid getting into maternal circulation can be catastrophic. The diagnosis depends on clinical suspicion and testing for disseminated intra-vascular coagulation, namely low platelet count, elevated pt ptt, abnormal shape of red cells, low fibrinogen and fibrin split products, chest x-ray etc. ...Read more
Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Rare and you do NOT get AFE's by pushing - ...Read more
If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? I want a en caul birth
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